Polar Bears represent local YMCA at New Englands

Polar Bears represent local YMCA at New Englands

CAMBRIDGE –  The Polar Bears of Pittsfield YMCA had a banner couple weekends out at MIT this month. The youth swimming program at the local Y sent 16 swimmers to the New England Championships over the last two weekends and came away with some real hardware. “Most swimmers recorded personal best times over the past […]

St. Joseph honors program history with playoff win in final season

St. Joseph honors program history with playoff win in final season

SPRINGFIELD – Four years ago, in the winter of 2013, the St. Joseph Boys Basketball team defended their Western Mass title by competing in yet another final. Since then, the program, like the school itself, has fallen on hard times. St. Joe will close its doors following the 2016-17 school year, but for at least one night […]

Hoosac Valley Girls secure Berkshire North over Pittsfield High

Hoosac Valley Girls secure Berkshire North over Pittsfield High

CHESHIRE – Behind an incredible performance by senior Kailynne Frederick, the Hoosac Valley Girls Basketball team toppled Pittsfield High to win the Berkshire North title outright. Frederick poured in a game-high 23 points as the Hurricanes battled back from a double-digit deficit at home Thursday night to overcome the Generals 59-57. Hoosac led early and […]

Taconic Ice Hockey stuns Wahconah at Foote

Taconic Ice Hockey stuns Wahconah at Foote

NORTH ADAMS — Taconic Ice Hockey took its time in the visitor locker room at Pe- ter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink Wednesday night. The Braves were drained, emotionally and physically by a 4-3 win over host Wahconah. They survived a total of 11:30 of penalty time, including a four-minute major and a full three-minute […]

Bomb threat evacuates John T. Reid Middle School in Pittsfield

Bomb threat evacuates John T. Reid Middle School in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD – Students at John T. Reid Middle School were evacuated early this afternoon following a bomb threat. Officials, though, said the threat was false. The middle school students were evacuated to two nearby areas, but have since been allowed back inside the school building under the guidance of their teachers. Students will gather inside […]

Crowne Plaza headed to foreclosure auction

Crowne Plaza headed to foreclosure auction

PITTSFIELD – Documents obtained by The Berkshire Courier confirm that the Crowne Plaza Hotel building will head to a foreclosure auction next month. Santander Bank, the holder of the mortgage, filed paperwork with the Berkshire County Registry of deeds on Jan. 5 beginning the process. The property, located at 1 West Street, will head to […]

City accepts funding for new park shed

City accepts funding for new park shed

PITTSFIELD — The City Council unanimously accepted Tuesday night a $25,000 gift from a local credit union to help defray costs associated with the construction of a shelter in Durant Park. W. Kent Hudson Jr., senior vice president and chief operations officer for the Greylock Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, notified Mayor Linda Tyer […]

City man escorted out of latest council meeting

City man escorted out of latest council meeting

PITTSFIELD — Local political gadfly Craig Gaetani was removed from City Council chambers Tuesday, placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to step away from the microphone during the council’s open speak portion of its meeting. Gaetani, a longtime critic of city government and a mayoral candidate in the 2015 election, approached […]

Taconic proves itself with rivalry win in hostile territory at PHS

Taconic proves itself with rivalry win in hostile territory at PHS

PITTSFIELD — Deonte Sandifer has seen enough Pittsfield-Taconic rivalry games to know what happens when you don’t close strong. The Braves had fallen victim to PHS in the Home Under the Dome too many times in recent memory. So, when the fourth quarter rolled around and the pesky Generals wouldn’t let Taconic pull away, the […]

Chase ends in police shooting in Rotary Park

Chase ends in police shooting in Rotary Park

PITTSFIELD – A Pittsfield police officer shot at a suspect Wednesday morning, following a traffic stop turned car chase that ended at Rotary Park on Springside Ave. At 9:09 a.m., Officer David Hallas pulled over a green Mercedes Benz SUV for a traffic violation on Bartlett Avenue, Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn said. The driver […]